Friday, August 14, 2015

87:120 Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland

The 1st in the Wings of Fire series.  The Queen of the Sand Wings died and now her three daughters, Burn, Blaze, and Blister, are in a war to become the next Queen of the Sand Wings.  Almost every other group of dragons has chosen sides but there is a prophecy that 5 dragonets born on a certain night will bring about peace.  The contenders for queen have tried to stop the prophecy but the Talons of Peace have managed to get 4 of the 5 eggs having to substitute only the Sky Wing egg with a Rain Wing egg and are now trying to raise the dragonets in secret.  The only problem is that the dragonets are getting to the age where they want to see something besides the inside of their cave so when Marrowseer, the Night Wing dragon that had the prophecy, comes to visit and declares that Glory, the Rain Wing, must be killed the dragonets band together to escape.  They manage but are almost immediately caught by Queen Scarlet of the Sky Wings who is allied with Burn, the queen contender that killed the dragon that was to bring the Sky Wing egg to the Talons of Peace.  Now the dragonets are in the sort of trouble they have only read about in scrolls and have to try and figure out how to escape and even if they can do that, now that their guardians are dead or done with them, they must find new allies to help them survive.

I got this for my 9yr old because it looked like a fun series and he has devoured all of them and is now impatiently waiting for the next one.  He has also insisted I read the series as well.  I've been trying to be particular about which series of his I will read because he would be very happy to see me read everything he does and mommy needs some adult reading time.  I love dragons and this series looked interesting enough for me to give it a go.  The writing is not overly simplistic, plot is complex enough to keep me from being bored, and it looks like there will be actual character growth and development which is something that I find to missing all too often.  This had enough going on that I'll go ahead and give the second book a go.

Page count: 304p/22,916p ytd/237,848p lifetime

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